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Pennsylvania Statutes Title 15 Pa.C.S.A. Corporations and Unincorporated Associations § 8634. Limited partner rights to information

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(a) Right to required information.--Within 10 days after receipt by a limited partnership of a demand made in record form, a limited partner may inspect and copy required information during regular business hours in the partnership's principal office.  The limited partner need not have any particular purpose for seeking the information.

(b) Right to other information.--During regular business hours and at a reasonable location specified by the limited partnership, a limited partner may inspect and copy information, other than the required information, regarding the activities, affairs, financial condition and other circumstances of the partnership if:

(1) the limited partner seeks the information for a purpose reasonably related to the partner's interest as a limited partner;

(2) the limited partner makes a demand in record form received by the partnership, describing with reasonable particularity the information sought and the purpose for seeking the information;  and

(3) the information sought is directly connected to the limited partner's purpose.

(c) Rights of person dissociated as limited partner.--Subject to subsection (h), on demand made in record form received by a limited partnership, a person dissociated as a limited partner may have access to information to which the person was entitled while a limited partner if:

(1) the information pertains to the period during which the person was a limited partner;

(2) in seeking the information the person complies with section 8635(a) (relating to limited duties of limited partners) as if still a limited partner;  and

(3) the person satisfies the requirements imposed on a limited partner by subsection (b).

(d) Required response to demand.--Within 10 days after receiving a demand under subsection (b) or (c), the limited partnership shall inform in record form the person that made the demand of:

(1) what information the partnership will provide in response to the demand and when and where the partnership will provide the information;  and

(2) the partnership's reasons for declining, if the partnership declines to provide any demanded information.

(e) Copying costs.--A limited partnership may charge a person that makes a demand under this section the reasonable costs of copying.

(f) Rights of agent or guardian.--A limited partner or person dissociated as a limited partner may exercise the rights under this section through an agent or, in the case of an individual under legal disability, a guardian.  Any restriction or condition imposed by the partnership agreement or under subsection (h) applies both to the agent or guardian and to the limited partner or person dissociated as a limited partner.

(g) No rights of transferee.--Subject to section 8674 (relating to power of personal representative of deceased partner), the rights under this section do not extend to a person as transferee.

(h) Limitations on access.--In addition to any restriction or condition stated in its partnership agreement, a limited partnership, as a matter within the ordinary course of its activities and affairs, may impose reasonable restrictions and conditions on access to and use of information to be furnished under this section, including designating information confidential and imposing nondisclosure and safeguarding obligations on the recipient.  In a dispute concerning the reasonableness of a restriction under this subsection, the partnership has the burden of proving reasonableness.

(i) Cross reference.--See section 8615 (relating to contents of partnership agreement).

Cite this article: - Pennsylvania Statutes Title 15 Pa.C.S.A. Corporations and Unincorporated Associations § 8634. Limited partner rights to information - last updated January 01, 2019 |

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